Thursday, July 27, 2006

Can't Learn this in College - Our Heroic Defenders of Freedom and Life

Defenders of freedom don't enjoy the freedom of time to organize protests against those who fight terror. They're young, honorable patriots who think of their people and country first. The following are incredible words of inspiration given by a commander to his 19 year-old soldiers, most only 8 months in the army, some of whom have been in Gaza, and are now going into Lebanon. Excerpts are from an article appearing in Haaretz.

"It's our turn now," said Captain Ori Lavie. "It's our turn to protect the border. And we'll carry out any mission we need to, against any force, in the best way possible. If we don't, we have no right to exist."

"We will not lose this war. We did not start it, but it's our duty to protect the
Jewish nation and see to it that the residents of Metula and Haifa can live in peace. If we don't do it, no one will. We waited 2,000 years for our own state, and we won't fold because a group of terrorists think that they can scare us."

"Someone who cannot protect his freedom does not deserve it...When missiles and rockets land on all the northern cities and reach Haifa, and when two of our soldiers have been kidnapped and ten have been killed and dozens have been wounded - this is no time to talk, it's time to fight. From the moment we cross the border, you must be super alert, super sharp. We are threatened from every side. Each of you is responsible for his comrades."

"Everyone here must be alert and do everything possible to spot the terrorist first," Lavie told them. "We must be the ones to open fire first, we must surprise them, not the other way around. Everyone is responsible for his own life, the life of his comrade and all our lives. We're all in the same boat."

"I've been in the army for six years, and have never had as much confidence as I have in this company," said Lavie. "You've proved yourselves more than once, not only in fighting. We did well in training, we did well in Gaza, we'll do well now. There is no better company than this one. You are lions. No one will kill terrorists like this company."


Blogger pit said...

Our prayers are with your boys!

5:34 AM  

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